I’ve finally managed to get in a little bit of sewing time. I finished piecing my March blocks for the Skillbuilder BOM. Even though I have yet to quilt these or the February blocks, I choose to think of myself as caught up now. I’m currently trying to piece my hexagon chevron for the April blocks and once I get the April blocks done, I intend to have an FMQ party and do all the blocks and the baby quilt that I basted last weekend. I may be a little over ambitious but it would be so great if I had a finish to take to my MQG meeting in 2 weeks. In fact, it’s a requirement (not the guild’s but mine). I haven’t been to a meeting this year because I felt a little silly going to meetings when I didn’t have a “finish” to show so I told myself that this year, I was only going to meetings if I had a finish to show. (I do let myself go to my local quilt group’s monthly meeting though because I’m fine just showing a block that I completed there). I haven’t quite figured out why I feel that way because it’s not like anyone has said you have to have a finish – it’s just another one of my weird expectation for myself , I guess. Does anyone else feel like that?
I have also been trying to put together a flag to send in for Boston. Since my husband has run in the Boston marathon before and really wanted to do so this year and the fact that I have a friend (from my Philly paralegal school days) that lives in Boston, I feel compelled to do something. My husband even had friends that were in the race that had jus finished or close to finishing when the bomb went off so I know he was very affected by the event. I had big plans for the flag until I realized just how little space there is in 6.5 inches across. So I may do a couple and string them together. The white paper is my template for a dove; I wanted to see if it would look okay before I went to get white fabric. The dove is going to be from the Michael Miller mirror balls in white;; I think it has a nice luminosity to it. I had originally planned to do two doves with a heart formed between them but I don’t think I can freehand 2 doves small enough that will look right.
Once I’m finished with the flag(s), I’ll start some blocks for the Boston Modern quilt guild’s call for blocks–probably just some simple improv piecing.